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June 8th, 2006

Alvina Brown

Alvina A. Brown, age 86, of Kadoka, died Tuesday, June 6, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Alvina A. Oien was born July 24, 1919, in a little prairie home on the South Dakota plains, in the South Creek Community near Kadoka, South Dakota. Alvina was the sixth of nine children born to Bernhard and Marith (Langorgan) Oien. Joining three brothers and five sisters, Alvina received her education at "Gumbo Lily" and South Creek schools and also Kadoka.

In July 1941, Alvina joined her soul mate, James C.


Irene Triolo

Memorial services were held Friday, May 12, 2006 at Springfield’s Hope Lutheran Church for Irene Triolo.

Irene Triolo of Springfield, OR, a fifty-eight year resident of Lane County, passed away April 29, 2006. She was born in Watertown, SD, on November 4, 1924, to Charles and Minnie Bowen. Irene was a graduate of Philip High School. Irene married John Triolo on June 30, 1943.

Irene worked for Chase Flowers and Gifts for 12 years.


Eunice L. Lewis

Eunice L. Lewis, age 95, of New Underwood, formerly of Wall, died Monday, June 5, 2006 at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Visitation will be held 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, at the Rush Funeral Chapel in Wall, and one hour preceding the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 9, at the United Methodist Church in Wall, with Pastor Brad Kattelmann officiating. Pallbearers will be Merlin and Al Crown, Jan Bielmaier, Rod Renner, Brad Cool and Boyce Kennedy. Ushers are Bernard Foster and Jerry Johannesen.


Jill Eileen Eckert

Jill Eileen Eckert, age 50, of Kadoka died Monday, May 29, 2006, at the Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Closed-casket visitation will be held 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 1, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., all at Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Kadoka.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m.


Darroyl Orien Eugene Sims

Darroyl Orien Eugene Sims, age 83, was born on June 4, 1922 to Alba and Gertrude (Apperlie) Sims at Madison, SD. He grew up in Philip, SD, and graduated from Philip High School. He attended Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD, on a football scholarship.

Darroyl met his future wife during college and he and Margaret Huyck were married on March 13, 1943 at Dakota City, NE. Darroyl enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1943. He was an instructional pilot until his discharge in 1945.


Robert K. "Bob" Blair

Robert K. “Bob” Blair, age 95, of Milesville, died Sunday, May 28, 2006, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 1, at the American Legion Hall in Philip, with Pastor Mark Ford officiating.

Music will be provided by Marianne Frein, pianist, Barb Bowen, vocalist, with “One Eagles Wings” and “In The Garden” and Theo Blair, violinist, playing the “Tennessee Waltz”. Ushers will be Craig Hanrahan, Brian Hanson, Glen Radway and Mark Radway.


Doris M. Millage

Doris M. Millage, age 86, of Philip, died Friday morning, May 26, 2006, at Hans P. Peterson Memorial Hospital in Philip.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 30, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Robert Oettel officiating.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.

Music was provided by Marlis Doud as organist with Congregational Hymn “Stand Up, Stand Up For Jesus” and Elvera Moos, vocalist, singing “Be Still My Soul” and “I Know That My Redeemer Lives”. Ushers were Alvin Pearson and John Kramer.


May 25th

One white flower

Springtime explodes with colors. Winter’s cold, cutting winds, and lifeless grays – and our memories of them – are all but forgotten. The sky vibrates blue. Fields lushly shimmer in forty shades of green. Those greens backdrop radiant flowers which blossom in increasing variety and numbers. People’s faces glow with smiles, darkening tans and glistening sweat. Eyes dampen with joy over the rainbow that colors the world. Still, the brightest color is the pure, blinding white of a single flower that rests beside a headstone.

Springtime orchestrates a symphony of sound.


Childhood dream is now Crooked Creek Cabin

Duane Roseth likes to build things such as saddles and remote-controlled airplanes. A lifetime dream for him has been to have a cabin on his land next to Crooked Creek.

One Sunday, Roseth wanted to show visitors his idea of the ultimate cabin spot. The road to the isolated spot was “a little treacherous” according to Roseth’s wife, Lola. As they stepped out of the pickup, they heard the familiar, yet alarming sound of a rattle snake. The tour was immediately over. When machinery was leveling the ground for the cabin, they dug up a rattlesnake den.


May 19th

Effie Hunt

Effie Hunt, 72, of Eagle Butte, SD, passed away May 4, 2006, at I.H.S. Hospital in Eagle Butte from injuries received in a single car accident near Red Scaffold, SD.

Services were held Wednesday, May 10, at the Eagle Butte High School Auditorium with Rev. Wayne Olson officiating.

Burial was held at the Hunt Family Cemetery located on the Hunt Ranch south of Eagle Butte under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. A prayer service was held Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. MDT at the All Saints Catholic Church in Eagle Butte.